Fort Lauderdale station (Brightline)

Coordinates: 26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611
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Fort Lauderdale
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General information
Location101 NW 2nd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
United States
Coordinates26°07′25″N 80°08′46″W / 26.12366°N 80.14611°W / 26.12366; -80.14611
Owned byFlorida East Coast Industries
Operated byBrightline
Line(s)Florida East Coast Railway
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingOn-site parking garage; paid
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedJanuary 13, 2018
Services
Preceding station Brightline Small Logo.png Brightline Following station
Aventura Brightline Boca Raton

Fort Lauderdale station is an inter-city rail station located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is served by Brightline, which connects Miami, Aventura, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, and eventually Orlando International Airport. The station is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, on NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street, adjacent to the Broward County Transit's Central Terminal.[1] The station is also served by Sun Trolley.

History[edit]

Construction for the station began October 2014 with the demolition of existing structures on the site. The complex consists of an elevated concourse above an 800-foot-long (240 m), 35-foot-wide (11 m) island platform for the trains. The station is a modern style structure with illuminated V-shaped columns supporting the upper concourse, echoing the designs of the Miami and West Palm Beach stations on the line.[2] It was planned and designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in association with Zyscovich Architects,[3] and was completed in January 2018.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fort Lauderdale Train Station". All Aboard Florida.
  2. ^ Fleshler, David (December 17, 2015). "New rail service seeks dramatic lighting for stations". Sun Sentinel.
  3. ^ Turnbell, Michael (October 29, 2014). "Demolition begins for All Aboard Florida's new station". Sun Sentinel.

External links[edit]

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